Donau/Danube @ Wien/Vienna 2013 06 04
(Photos & text courtesy of pas@
- The Danube runs in two channels here, with the Danube
Island in between, so what you see in any one photo is only
one channel or the other.
- Route of photographer: U6 to Handelskai, then upstream,
(NW? ) over to the Donau- insel (and a bit
beyond), back down on the island and bridge to
- Global Map
- Everything is superficially calm, but I have never seen
the Danube run so fast. It is normally quite sedate but there
is real force in it at the moment. The bridge piers are
almost like speedboat prows, as the water is up to the top of
the broad part. What you see above water is only the last,
smaller part. 549 is
taken on the Island , looking over the main channel and shows
the water level marker by the edge of the path, where the
water is lapping over into the grass. There is not much of
the scale left.
- The boats are stationary.